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Barrett Calls on Silver to Resign the NY Assembly Speakership

Jan 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Current Events

Statement by Assemblymember Didi Barrett on the resent allegations of Sheldon Silver’s corruption. “The charges against Speaker Sheldon Silver have shocked and saddened me. In the three years I have known him, the Speaker has demonstrated a consistent interest in our Hudson Valley district and its needs. Like all Americans, he is entitled to the […]



New York State Assembly Speaker Silver Arrested on Corruption Charges

Jan 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Current Events

Allegedly Used Official Position to Obtain $4 Million in Bribes and Kickbacks Concealed as Income From Outside Law Practice Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Richard Frankel, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced […]



Unshackle Upstate Supports Revitalization Competition

Jan 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Current Events

Unshackle Upstate Voices Support for Upstate New York Economic Revitalization Competition Statement attributable to Greg Biryla, Executive Director of Unshackle Upstate “As the leading voice for Upstate taxpayers and businesses, we’re very encouraged by Governor Cuomo’s ongoing commitment to revitalize the Upstate economy. This $1.5 billion proposal, modeled after the successful Region Economic Development process, […]



Neuhaus to Participate in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Jan 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Current Events

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus today announced that he will participate in a rally for police officers, their families, and victims of crime scheduled for Friday, January 9 at the entrance to the Orange County Courthouse, located in Goshen. The county executive will be joined by District Attorney David Hoovler, staff of Sheriff Carl DuBois, […]



Unshackle Upstate Announces New Executive Director

Dec 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

After an extensive two-month search, Unshackle Upstate announced today that Greg Biryla has been selected by the organization’s executive board to serve as executive director. Biryla, who previously served as Unshackle Upstate’s director of development, will oversee the organization’s extensive advocacy efforts, grow its network of pro-business partners and raise awareness about the challenges facing […]



Barrett’s bill to support senior farmers delivered to Cuomo

Dec 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Continuing her efforts to help strengthen agriculture and better support senior farmers, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) announced that a bill she authored to support senior farmers was delivered to Govenor Cuomo’s desk this past Friday (A.9215). The governor has 10 days to act on the bill after its delivery to him. “Our […]



Pace Land Use Law Center Honors Molinaro with Groundbreaker’s Award

Dec 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Pace Land Use Law Center today honored Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro as this year’s recipient of the Groundbreaker’s Award.  The Groundbreaker’s Award is given to a graduate of the Center’s Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) Training Program who has done exemplary work in a community or region using the types of land […]



Food for Fines program at the Port Jervis Free Library

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Port Jervis Free Library, located at 138 Pike Street, is offering a “Food for Fines” program for the entire month of December, beginning December 1, 2014, to benefit a local food pantry. Patrons with outstanding fines for overdue materials may have their fines erased by donating non-perishable food items. The library will forgive up […]



Civil Service Exam for Correction Officer Filing Deadline November 25

Nov 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) announces that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is seeking applicants to take the Civil Service exam for the position of Correction Officer, which will be held on January 20, 2015. Deadline for filing for this examination is November 25, 2015. Salaries begin at $39,794 for a […]



Forensic expert, Mount mathematician presents data on suicide patterns in Dutchess County

Nov 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Jennifer Bready, associate professor and chair of the Division of Mathematics/Information Technology at Mount Saint Mary College, and her husband, Robert Bready, chief forensic investigator for the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s office, recently presented “A Ten-Year Study of Suicides in Dutchess County” at the college. The Breadys discussed current trends in suicides based on the […]